Summer 2018 Undergraduate Research Assistants


 Student                                    Faculty Sponsor              Project

baker
Dakota Baker

Class: 2019
Major(s): Economics

Dr. Andrew Papachristos
  • Analyzing Chicago crime and policing data
  • Reviewing the history and efficacy of street outreach work in Chicago


carther

Alexander Carther
Class: 2019
Major(s): Economics

Dr. Terri Sabol
  • How the effectiveness of professional development programs in early education centers differs baed on in- and out-of-school contexts

cetrone

Hollyn Cetrone
Class: 2019
Major(s): Neuroscience

Dr. Sera Young
  • Effects of participatory, agroecological peer farmer education interventions on food security and depression in Singida, Tanzania

codamon

Anisa Codamon
Class: 2020
Major(s): Anthropology

Dr. Rebecca Seligman
  • Collecting and coding data to improve mental health services for the Latinx community in Chicago


davies

Adam Davies
Class: 2020
Major(s): Social Policy and Gender and Sexual Studies

Dr. Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
  • Examining the policies and informal procedures of Illinois school districts in accommodating the needs of gender-expansive students


baker

Dylan Doppelt
Class: 2019
Major(s): Political Science and International Studies

Dr. Laurel Harbridge-Yong and Dr. Christine Percheski
  •  The effectiveness of Congress members blaming others for legislative inaction
  • The effects of paid family leave laws on birth rates and other family dynamics in the U.S.

Nathaniel Downes
Class: 2019
Major(s): Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and Economics

Dr. Matthew Notowidigdo
  • Researching utilization effects under different plans and under different methods of plan assignment for individuals on Medicaid in South Carolina


ellis
Asia Ellis

Class: 2019
Major(s): Psychology

Dr. Mesmin Destin
  • The relationship between socioeconomic status and academic motivation


fonseca

Andres Fonseca
Class: 2019
Major(s): Political Science and International Studies

Dr. Tabitha Bonilla

fu

Kenneth Fu
Class: 2020
Major(s): Economics and Mathematics

Dr. Burton Weisbrod
  • The perils of pay-for-performance 

gomez

Hector Gomez
Class: 2020
Major(s): Social Policy

Dr. Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
  • Examining the policies and informal procedures of Illinois school districts in accommodating the needs of gender-expansive students


gonring

Eliza Gonring
Class: 2021
Major(s): Social Policy and African American Studies

Dr. Onnie Rogers
  • Black Girl Magic
  • iLit


Gerta Guitart
Class: 2019
Major(s): 

Dr. Matthew Easterday

kelmis

Caroline Kelmis
Class: 2018
Major(s): Biological Sciences and Psychology

Dr. Greg Miller

  • How different stressors, especially socioeconomic status, affect the psychological and physical health of mothers during pregnancy as well as pregnancy outcomes


levin
Jason Levin

Class: 2020
Major(s): Neuroscience

Dr. Claudia Haase
  • Emotion in Couples study

lim

Kenneth Lim
Class: 2020
Major(s): Social Policy and Global Health Studies

Dr. Emma Adam
  • The effect of racial and academic identity interventions on biological stress levels in adolescents

Suz-In Lim
Class: 2020
Major(s): 

Dr. Greg Miller

liu
Yushi Liu

Class: 2020

Major(s): Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and Economics

Dr. Burton Weisbrod
  • Reward systems and possible gaming strategies in the public sector

low

Chrismann Low
Class: 2021
Major(s): Neuroscience

Dr. Beth Redbird
  • Machine learning models of segregation in real time


luo

Tianyu Luo
Class: 20
Major(s): 

Dr. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale and Dr. Teresa Eckrich Sommer

Angelica Moody
Class: 2020
Major(s): Social Policy

Dr. Jennifer Tackett
  • Examining leadership in teens


owens
Brittany Owens

Class: 2019
Major(s): Political Science and Sociology

Dr. Julie Lee Merseth
  • Public attitudes toward immigration restriction


Sky Patterson
Class: 2019
Major(s): 

Dr. Tabitha Bonilla

perez

Thalia Perez
Class: 2021
Major(s): Biological Sciences

Dr. Edith Chen
  • Mentoring Health Study: aims to determine the effect of mentoring on the health of both mentors and mentees 

  • On the Rise Study: focuses on health inequalities among youth, particularly exploring the health effects of being a high-achieving student while facing hardship due to race and/or class



pisarczyk

Megan Pisarczyk
Class: 2020
Major(s): Social Policy and Legal Studies

Dr. Robert Nelson
  • "After the JD" study, combining longitudinal survey data with interview data on the structure and statistics of the American legal profession


raman

Anand Raman
Class: 2020
Major(s): Statistics

Dr. Gregory Phillips II
  • Analyzing data related to the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Performing exploratory analysis on data collected from a geosocial networking app

Megan Reckmeyer
Class: 2019
Major(s): 

Dr. Quinn Mulroy

 

 richards

Amira Richards
Class: 2020
Major(s): Neuroscience

Dr. Edith Chen
  • Investigating and analyzing the correlations between stress, health, environment, and socioeconomic status

rojo

Jesi Rojo
Class: 2020
Major(s): Social Policy

Dr. Cynthia Coburn
  • Studying the effectiveness of math instruction in young students by looking at the coherence of instruction and policy from preschool to second grade
  • Focusing on social networks within school districts to better understand who makes decisions, how they are made, and their ultimate effects on students


Natalie Sands
Class: 2020
Major(s): 

Dr. James Druckman

Elisabeth Severini
Class: 2020
Major(s): Social Policy and Political Science

Dr. Amelie Petitclerc
  • Intergenerational transmission of antisocial behavior in children with previously incarcerated parents
  • Effects of cash transfers/income supplements for low-income families on long-term health and educational attainment

shin

Hye Yoon Shin
Class: 2019
Major(s): Economics, Mathematics, Statistics

Dr. Bernard Black
  • Studying the effect of gender diversity on firm performance

Hadi Shiraz
Class: 2021
Major(s): 

Dr. Thomas Ogorzalek

simon

Thomas Simon
Class: 2021
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Emma Adam
  • Usage of biomarkers in conjunction with daily journals, surveys, and cognitive batteries to record stressful stimuli and prepare interventions for high school students


stark

Zachary Stark
Class: 2019
Major(s): History

Dr. Henry Binford
  • Historical analyses of social conditions of late 19th-century urban areas in the Midwestern U.S.


sun
Jonathan Sun

Class: 2021
Major(s): Social Policy

Dr. James Spillane
  • The Spencer Systems Project, a comparative study of school systems and how actors in each achieve organizational change


Tiara Swartz
Class: 2020
Major(s): 

Dr. Michelle Shumate

Jose Trejos
Class: 2019
Major(s): 

Dr. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale and Dr. Teresa Eckrich Sommer

west

Haley West
Class: 2019
Major(s): Neuroscience and Computer Science

Dr. Molly Losh
  • Discover patterns of language use and social skills among persons with autism and their relatives

williams

Abigail Williams
Class: 2021
Major(s): Classics and International Studies

Dr. James Druckman
  • Researching the intersection between sports and politics on college campuses
  • Examining how political affiliation and race affect what information colleges provide to potential students
Abby Wolf
Class: 2020
Major(s): 
Dr. Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

woods

Ericka Woods
Class: 2020
Major(s): Social Policy

Dr. Sylvia Perry
  • Parent-Child Interaction Study: How parents and their children interact with each other about groups of people who are different from them, in terms of race, weight, religion, and other factors

wu

Elise Wu
Class: 2019
Major(s): Legal Studies and Global Health Studies

Dr. Beth Redbird and Dr. Christine Percheski
  • Native American inequality